Pink is not a color only girls can wear, just like blue is not a color only boys can wear. Colors have no gender so on Thursday June, 23, pull out your favorite pink clothing pieces and rock your stylish outfits at LBA!

Pink has a history as it was first used as a color name in the 17th century as pale red color which got its name from a flower of the same name. Pink is also one of the most common flower colors because it attracts birds and insects that are crucial for pollination. It was used in the Renaissance to paint flesh and faces. In The Rococo Period (1720-1777), pink was wildly popular in Europe as King Louis XV’s mistress, Madame de Pompador, wore lots of pink and even had a shade created just for her at one point. In the 19th century, boys wore pink ribbon and decorations in England. Since men wore red suits, boys wore pink because they were just considered “little men.”

Enough about the history of pink, now let’s talk about fun ways to celebrate National Pink Day:

  • Wear your favorite pink pieces: tops, skirts, pants, socks, jackets, dresses, etc.
  • Paint your nails pink
  • Enjoy foods and beverages that are pink: pink lemonade, dragon fruit, strawberry ice cream, pink frosted sprinkled donuts, and cotton candy
  • Do arts and crafts by creating: flamingos, pigs, birds, butterflies, starfish, and pink dolphins
  • Plant pink flowers
  • Hashtag your pink #NationalPinkDay on social media!

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